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Mon 30

Watercolor Poinsettia
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends.  I have been on a watercolor kick lately.  I just can't seem to stop using my watercolor markers. To make this card, I first chose some floral paper that I really liked from the Garland 6" x 6" paper pack and then chose markers that matched the colors.

One of the best tips I heard about coloring a poinsettia is that the green leaves are basically the same as the red leaves...they are just a different color.  Therefore, I stamped my poinsettia flower twice onto Memory Box watercolor paper in black archival ink and then colored one red and one in greens to assemble a larger finished poinsettia.

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I first added some dark red Zig clean color real brush marker to the base of the petals.

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Next, I blended out the color with a lighter color.

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For the green leaves, I used three shades of green.  I used just a touch of the darkest color....

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.... and then blended with the two lighter colors.

All that was left was to cut out a few of the leaves and tape them behind my red flower.  I then popped up the circle date with a little bit of foam tape.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Laurasignature

 

 

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Comments

so pretty, really pretty coloring and dimension!

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